1. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be…

  2. Spheeris To Bring 'Rotten' To Big Screen

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) and the birth of punk rock in 1970s England. Budgeted at about $8 million, the fi Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny…

  3. Happy 'Days': Dirty Vegas To Open For Moby

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. electronica/rock trio Dirty Vegas has been drafted to open for Moby's North American tour, which will play dates before and after the latter's stint on the Area2 trek. The dates kick off July 14 U.K. electronica/rock trio Dirty Vegas has been drafted to open for Moby's…

  4. Billboard Bits: Macy Gray, Nammys, Megadeth

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Macy Gray, Nammys, Megadeth Macy Gray, Angelique Kidjo, the Keb Mo' Band, and G Love & Special Sauce are among the artists who have been added to the lineup for this year's annual Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day festival in Aspen, Colo. The artists will perform Aug. 30…

  5. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  6. LL Cool J Plans Extensive U.S. Tour

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper LL Cool J begins an extensive U.S. tour Thursday (June 20) at Billboardlive in Miami and will be on the road through an Aug. 20 date in Mashantucket, Conn. The artist is primed to relea Veteran rapper LL Cool J begins an extensive U.S. tour Thursday (June 20) at Billboardlive…

  7. 25TunesOnTV

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 17-23, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 17 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Lil Bow Wow (also scheduled: Arnold Schwarzenegger). "The Late Show…

  8. Stars Set For Roving Verizon Festival

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, India, and Al Jarreau are among the headliners for the 2002 Verizon Music Festival, which is set to hit four cities this fall. The festival kicks off Sept. 17-22 in New York Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, India, and Al Jarreau are among the headliners for the 2002…

  9. Billboard Bits: White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire Up-and-coming rock outfits the White Stripes and the Strokes are teaming for a spate of shows in their respective hometowns, Detroit and New York. An Aug. 9 show at Detroit's Chene Park will see the White Stripes headline, while an Aug. 15…

  10. J. Lo, Affleck Head To 'Jersey'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will star in the next Kevin Smith film, "Jersey Girl," which will be shot in Philadelphia this summer. "I pushed to shoot in Philadelphia over Toronto because it's in Am Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will star in the next Kevin Smith film, …

  11. Paul McCartney Married In Ireland

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills managed to get married in private on the grounds of a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland. As noisy helic Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather…

  12. Minus 5 To Tour With Extended Musical Family

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based rock outfit the Minus 5 is gearing up for a "four-ring circus tour" to hit select markets across the U.S. this summer. The group, which includes multi-instrumentalists Scott McCaughey an Seattle-based rock outfit the Minus 5 is gearing up for a "four-ring circus…

  13. Billboard Bits: Jimmy Buffett, Paul Van Dyk, & More

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimmy Buffett, Paul Van Dyk, & More Parrotheads will have a new place to perch next year when singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett opens a branch of his Margaritaville Cafe at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip. Construction on the multi-level restaurant, bar…

  14. 24TunesOnTV

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for June 10-16, 2002. MONDAY, JUNE 10 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: David Bowie (also scheduled: Christian Slater). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Ralph Stanley (also scheduled: Martin Short,…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on India.Arie, David Bustamante, Kelly Osbourne, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 'VIDEO' IS A RADIO STAR: India.Arie's long-running "Video" falls off Billboard's Hot 100 this week, but not before coming close to breaking a record. Over the…

  16. Billboard Bits: Godsmack, Sean McGrath, Billy Ray Cyrus

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Godsmack, Sean McGrath, Billy Ray Cyrus Godsmack has parted ways with founding drummer Tommy Stewart just as the multi-platinum Universal rock group begins working on its third album. Stewart, who had previously taken a year's leave of absence from Godsmack before rejoining in…

  17. Dolly's Taking Her 'Halos & Horns' On Tour

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country artist Dolly Parton will take to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour July 10 in New York. Veteran country artist Dolly Parton will take to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour July 10 in New…

  18. McCartney, Ozzy Rock 'Party At The Palace'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.'s biggest rock and pop stars and international guests last night (June 3) at Party at the Palace, held on the gro Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.&…

  19. Peter Gabriel 3, Peter Gabriel 4/Security, So, Passion

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although Peter Gabriel has shied from the limelight during the past decade, Universal's state-of-the-art reissue of his catalog should help remind record buyers of his status as an uncommonly creative PETER GABRIEL Peter Gabriel 3 PRODUCER: Steve Lillywhite Real World/ GEffen 069-493-279…

  20. Blind Boys Reach For 'Higher Ground'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing, will release the 12-track "Higher Ground" Sept. 3 via Peter Gabriel's Real World Records. Following the formula of last year's "Spirit The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing,…

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